Papua New Guinea’s first female Politician Dame Josephine Abaijah has expressed concern about the welfare of the Motu Koitabu and general population of the Central province.
She says although infrastructure wise there have been improvements the original inhabitants remain marginalized on their own land.
She said she saw the signs coming 42 years ago when she first got into parliament.
Dame Josephine Abaijah was born in 1944, she comes from Missima in the Milne bay province.
Her belief in the central province people was what elevated her into the political sphere. She founded the Papua Besena movement.
She believed that Papua should have been given independence.
This black and white photo shows a young Abaijah lowering the national flag, replacing it with her own party’s flag.
What she wants is for Papuans to make a bold stand and speak up for their rights.
When asked if she see’s the type of leadership she stood for in current leaders, she could not point out any but instead attributed traits in the late Sir William skate.